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Windows Defender vs. Third party antivirus

  1. #11


    I got rid of trend at work because it was horrible and expensive.

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  2. #12


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Here is the EICAR test page if anyone wants to try it---

    Download EICAR - European Expert Group for IT-Security

    I tried it ---

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    & got this Avast notice----

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    I have no viruses.
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  3. #13


    India
    Posts : 1,536
    Win 8.1 Update x64


    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    I got rid of trend at work because it was horrible and expensive.
    I have only experience with free Trend Online scanner and that seems to be pretty good in catching the fish Windows Defender vs. Third party antivirus
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  4. #14


    India
    Posts : 1,536
    Win 8.1 Update x64


    Got this on downloading Eicar:

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    Last edited by visruth; 11 Nov 2014 at 02:37.
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  5. #15


    Beloit, Wisconsin
    Posts : 125
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit


    I use AVG Internet Security 2015 I never had any issues with AVG and was using F Secure (Charter Security Suite) but it turned out to be a resource hog so I went back to AVG and I also use Malwarebytes Premium. Like everyone said it also depends on what your surfing habit is.
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  6. #16


    denmark
    Posts : 76
    windows 8.1

    McAfee & Malwarebytes


    I have McAfee,Malwarebytes P. & Hitman Pro
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  7. #17


    Begen
    Posts : 26
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Recommendations:

    Windows Defender (aka Microsoft Security Essentials)

    Malwarebytes

    CCleaner

    If you need more then these 3 then I am guessing you are in on sites or downloading alot of stuff that contains viruses, trojans or worse.
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